Why I Blog

People have often asked me the question “Why do you blog?”. Actually, I think only one person has ever asked me that question, but I bet you it’s on the minds of a lot of people.

Well, I received the Dilbert Newsletter yesterday, which contained the best explanation I’ve heard yet of why I do this blog.

It goes something like this:

People who are trying to decide whether to create a blog or not go through a thought process much like this:

1. The world sure needs more of ME.
2. Maybe I’ll shout more often so that people nearby can experience the joy of knowing my thoughts.
3. No, wait, shouting looks too crazy.
4. I know – I’ll write down my daily thoughts and badger people to read them.
5. If only there was a description for this process that doesn’t involve the words egomaniac or unnecessary.
6. What? It’s called a blog? I’m there!

Of course, I bet Scott Adams is the kind of person who would actually have something slightly useful to say, as opposed to me — who doesn’t have anything useful to say at all!

Ah well, I’ll just join in the myriad throng of people who blog about something and nothing. But perhaps something useful will come in on the way…

3 Replies to “Why I Blog”

  1. I’ve never needed other people to ask me why I write a blog, I ask myself that question pretty much every time I add to it! However, someone did once tell me that what I write in my blog is not random drivel, as I thought, but just what I would normally tell people in conversation. We live random lives (well, some of us), and writing all about it allows people who we don’t see as often as we would like to listen to our side of the conversation for a bit.

    I also like the interface you’ve got on this blog. Very sweet.

  2. Good point Matthew. Sometimes I think, though, that I don’t talk to people about what I blog about. Well, I don’t go into as much detail, anyway… probably because I think it would be boring in real life. This is why we need blogs, it’s an outlet for all the boring stuff! Hehe 😉

    The interface on this blog is actually the standard one that comes with WordPress. I will be designing my own one sometime soon though – watch this space!

  3. Why justify it? Everyone knows the world needs more people like us … and they certainly need to hear about what we’re doing and what we think about … stuff … and junk …

    Blogging is the epitome of the free speech culture – it allows every fool to thrust his inconsequential opinions on the Web community … and as long as the fool is doing it … so will I!

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